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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Petrosian wins Agzamov Open Chess Tournament on tie-break

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Hi everybody,

The 5th International Chess Tournament, dedicated to the memory of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, was played from 17th to 26th march at the Central House of Officers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.

Grandmasters Marat Dzhumaev, Anton Filippov (Uzbekistan) and Tigran Petrosian (Armenia) shared the first place with seven points each. Petrosian was declared winner on superior tiebreak score.

On March 27 Chess Federation of Uzbekistan and "Forum" Foundation will organise a friendly match between the current World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and the 17th World Chess Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan) in Tashkent. The match consists of four rapid games. Time control: 25 minutes per game with a 10-second increment per move starting at move one.

Final standings:
1-3. GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2620, GM Filippov Anton UZB 2604 and GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2465 - 7.0
4-12. GM Turov Maxim RUS 2635, GM Roiz Michael ISR 2661, GM Yuriy Kuzubov UKR 2627, GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas KAZ 2618, GM Barsov Alexei UZB 2503, GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2629, GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2533, GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2670 and IM Khamrakulov Dzhurabek UZB 2479 - 6.5
13-17. GM Evgeny Alekseev RUS 2688, GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2562, GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2496, Temirov Bakhyt KAZ 2326 and Zamruk Alexander RUS 2380 - 6.0 etc

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